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how have you guys done interior lighting?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by franzcars, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    i was thinking about getting some red el wire or led strips and wireing them up inside the cab. but i was wondering how i could have them so that when the head lights turned on and the guages lit up i they would light up the floor in red. any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    And yes, many people have, myself included. You'll get "rice" comments but if you like the look do it. There's a nice write up around on how to tap into the LED next to the gear select stick. that's what I did. And I used 12" cathodes for computers and stuck them under the dash. There's a guy in the lighting forum selling led strips. Check him out too.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    i was also looking at pictures to see what i was thinking :) also i was kinda looking for one that did what the guages do. also i have a stick. would taping into the guage fuse in the small fuse box work? or is there a relay somewhere else?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    On my 07 TRD sport there's at least one unused fuse spot that has power only when the lights (park or headlights) are on. I believe it's in the top row but I'd have to double check.

    I leave my lights on all the time and let the truck shut them off when I open the door. I hooked my sirius to that pin then the next day turned my lights off and realized it wasn't ignition power after all, hehe. An add-a-circuit is on the way to fix that.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    please let me know :) you guys think it'd be cool to do a tron like thing?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    good luck :p
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    franzcars

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    not like that but el wire and follow the bottom of the dash so you could see where your steping

    Also would i have the positive lead going to the pig tail on the add a circut and have the neg go to some gound?
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    franzcars

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    im trying to decide if i should hook it up to the dome light or a switch in the factory blanks. is there any places i could splice into that turn on when the headlights r on by the dash of a 08 base stick ?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    I got 2 prewired leds from oznium.com and put one in each corner under the dash. Not to bright at night, so they aren't distracting. I tied them into the shifter light, but you can tie them into the a/c control light. Its very hard to capture the true output with the camera. Here's a link to them http://www.oznium.com/prewired-surface-mount-led
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  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    ^^^that is nice
     
  11. Apr 7, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    ill have to look into the ac light. didnt think about that :) thanks
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    i did my cup holders and front floorboards. I wired them up to come on with the igition. you could tie them into the dome light and have them come on with the door if you wanted.

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  13. Apr 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    wait a minute... is it the camera or are your gauge lights NOT amber? don't presume so, because i see amber color on your control panel.

    i hate my amber gauges.

    :confused: HUH? :confused:
     
  14. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    This is a great idea.... happen to have a write up?
     
  15. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    I'de like to have explained whats on your dash hey?
     
  16. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    I changed them to white shortly after I got the truck. I never liked the amber look.

    Edit: that's a dash mat on top if that's what your asking about
     
  17. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    heres my fues box. also i will do a write up if anyone's intrested


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  18. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    if this is as easy as changing a bulb, i think i may shoot myself! how is this done?????????????

    you'll make me a happy boy!
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  19. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    sloppyjoe

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    I always use red for extra lighting to preserve night vision. I also always place lights, no matter what I am driving at the time, under the dash. I set them so the glow is facing the feet area, truckers actually call them snakelights?? Not really sure why, they call pointy cowboy boots cockroach killer too :D, as you can kill a roach in a corner with them. I do not usually place any more lights than that in my trucks, I wire them to a switch as well to have control over when they are on, but I always run them through key power so I cannot leave them on and run the battery down.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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